[scribus] Free conversion of cover files to PDF X/1-a:2001

john Culleton John at wexfordpress.com
Sat Sep 15 14:53:04 UTC 2012

On Fri, 14 Sep 2012 20:51:42 -0300
José Antonio Rocha <joseantoniorocha at gmail.com> wrote:

> 2012/9/14 john Culleton <John at wexfordpress.com>
> > Scribus 1.4.x won't produce an output in PDF X/1-a:2001 format
> Ghostscript > 9 now does the job:
> C:\> gs -q -dNOPAUSE -dBATCH -sDEVICE=pdfwrite
> -sColorConversionStrategy=CMYK -sOutputFile=doc_CMYK.pdf
> -dProcessColorModel=/DeviceCMYK -dCompatibilityLevel=1.3 "C:\Program
> files\gs\gs9.06\lib\PDFA_def.ps" doc.pdf
> In the file PDFA_def.ps, set the apropriate ICC.

PDF/A and PDF X/a-1 are different animals. To pass muster at LSI
the following tags must be present:

/GTS_PDFXVersion (PDF/X-1:2001)
/GTS_PDFXConformance (PDF/X-1a:2001)

Will Ghostscriipt embed those tags?

John Culleton
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